Short Week Met By Lowered GDP Forecast

Markets gapped down about a percent on Friday morning.  Then with the quadruple witching, volatility reigned.  After the gap down, the large-caps put in a whipsaw day along the opening price before closing near the lows.  However, the QQQ rallied, more than closing the gap before it started its volatile ride.  Again, the tech stocks ended up closer to the lows than the highs of the day.  The SPY and QQQ indices both printed indecisive candles with large upper wicks, but the DIA printed a large-body black candle.  On the day, SPY lost 1.41%, DIA lost 1.62%, and QQQ lost 0.50%.  The VXX rose 3% to 21.97 and T2122 rose just outside the oversold territory to 21.05.  10-year bond yields fell to 1.404% and Oil (WTI) lost almost 3% to $70.34/barrel.  

Covid has come back as a major business issue again. In the UK, the Mayor of London said that more Covid restrictions are inevitable after declaring a major incident as both cases and hospitalizations spiked in the city. The UK government is debating another lockdown. However, in the Netherlands, the debate is over as they went back into lockdown until mid-January.  France and Italy have begun discussing their own options in this regard. If there is a silver lining, it is that the corporate world now has a lot of experience dealing with remote work, mask requirements, and the loss of manpower due to illness/quarantine.

GS cut their US economic forecasts significantly this morning as a result of the last week’s political drama.  They have lowered Q1 by 1% (to +2%), Q2 by half of a percent (to +3%), and Q3 by 0.25% (to +2.75%).  This comes amidst the backdrop of 7% inflation and is the result of new expectations that President Biden’s domestic economic spending is now dead.  (Following Dem. Senator Manchin’s declaration, that he would not vote for that spending.)  

Overnight, Asian markets were red across the board.  India (-2.18%), Japan (-2.13%), and Shenzhen (-2.01%) led the losses as omicron fears and the divergence of Chinese easing from Western tightening took root.  In Europe, we also see red across the board at mid-day.  The FTSE (-1.07%), DAX (-1.69%), and CAC (-0.99%) pace the continent as usual, but losses are widespread and strong as of early afternoon.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing to the US following the rest of the world lower.  The DIA is implying a -1.02% open, the SPY implies a -1.14% open, and the QQQ is implying a -1.33% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are lower (1.385%) and Oil (WTI) is down over 3% in early trading.

There is no major economic news scheduled for release Monday.  The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are limited to CLL before the open.  Then after the close, NKE and MU report. 

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Welcome back to a short, likely low volume, and potentially whippy pre-Xmas week. US markets look like they want to test the early December low this morning. Keep an eye on volatility and don't forget that volume is likely to dry up as the week goes on.

Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. Trade with the trend, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. When you're wrong, admit it and take your loss. (That's why we set stops.) Trade carefully, and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge in place.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: VZ, NEM, IBM, DRI, LEG, SBUX, BBIG, CRSP, BAC. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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Bears Take Back Control

Maybe it was a reaction to the premarket rate hike by the UK or maybe it was just an “on second thought” reaction to Wednesday’s Fed announcements.  Whatever it was, after a gap higher at the open, the bears were in control all day long.  This left us with a Dark Cloud Cover signal in the SPY and a Bearish Engulfing signal in the QQQ.  On the day, SPY lost 0.83%, QQQ lost 2.51%, and the DIA went relatively unscathed at -010%.  The VXX rose over 4% to 21.28 and T2122 dropped back down a bit to 44.64.  10-year bond yields fell to 1.428% and Oil (WTI) still gained 1.67% to $72.05/barrel.   

ADBE (-10.22%) got crushed on Thursday after announcing weak forward guidance while reporting a beat on revenue and reporting in-line earnings all before the open.  Their guidance was 2.5% below analyst estimates on earnings and 1.5% low on revenue for the next quarter.  However, Mr. Market felt that punishment was required.  Then after the bell, RIVN share fell 10% as well when the company reported in-line earnings and revenue, but gave poor production guidance in its first-ever quarterly report.

New York City is experiencing what it calls an “alarming increase” in covid numbers.  The city has seen a 135% increase in reported cases and a 21% increase in hospitalizations over the last two weeks.  As a result, many Wall Street companies are moving back to remote work.  Among the major brokerage/fund firms making those decisions are BLK, JPM, and JEF.  However, the resurgence is having an impact nationwide as companies as varied as AAPL, FB, F, and GOOG have postponed their “return to office” and/or closed particular offices again.  (AAPL closed 3 stores.)  

Meta announced that 50,000 FB users had been spied on by seven “surveillance for hire” companies.  (Side note: FB is absolutely not the only platform these companies surveil.) Most of these companies are located in Israel, which has particular expertise in spyware and data mining.  Most of the people targeted were journalists, activists, and either government or corporate officials.  It is widely believed these companies were hired by governments who either lack the capabilities in-house or, like the US, are sometimes forbidden by law from spying on their own citizens…but are allowed to hire someone else to do it.

Overnight, Asian markets were mostly in the red.  Japan (-1.79%), Shenzhen (-1.62%), and India (-1.53%) led the way lower.  However, there were 5 exchanges that gained, mostly on very modest moves, with an outlier in Malaysia (+1.17%).  In Europe, stocks are nearly red across the board.  The FTSE (+0.19%) is the only green as the DAX (-0.74%) and CAC (-1.08%) are much more typical of the region at mid-day.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing to a red open.  The DIA implies a -0.13% open, the SPY is implying a -0.35% open, and the QQQ implies a -0.85% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are down sharply to 1.397% and Oil (WTI) is down almost 2% in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release Friday is limited to a Fed speaker (Waller at 1 pm). The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are limited to DRI and WGO before the open.  There are no reports scheduled for after the close. 

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The market looks to be giving a little follow-through to Thursday's move. With no news today, the apparent stoppage of the President's economic agenda (major political news), and quadruple witching happening today, don't be surprised by a lackluster market. Keep an eye out for pinning or even volatility as the afternoon hits. And don't forget it's Friday or that next week is Christmas week, which is likely to be low-volume and dull as traders take time off. So, pay yourself, get ready for the weekend news cycle, and consider whether you will be trading next week.

Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. Trade with the trend, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. When you're wrong, admit it and take your loss. (That's why we set stops.) Trade carefully, and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge in place.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: No trade ideas this morning. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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Bulls Loved Fed But More Data Ahead

Wednesday was quite a ride.  Markets opened flat, sold off a little the first half-hour, and then bobbed along the lows until 2 pm.  However, the Fed announcement led to a sharp rally and pullback that left stocks flat going into Fed Chair Powell’s press conference.  It was at that point that the bulls ignited a tremendous rally for the last 1.5 hours of the day, going out very near the highs.  This left us with strong, white candles with small lower wicks.  In addition, all 3 major indices printed Morning Star patterns.  On the day, SPY gained 1.51% (closing within cents of a new all-time high close), DIA gained 1.02%, and QQQ gained 2.24%.  The VXX fell almost 7% to 20.40 and T2122 shot back up to the mid-range at 51.62.  10-year bond yields rose to 1.455% and Oil (WTI) closed up over 1% to $71.55/barrel.   

As mentioned, the market loved the data the Fed released and what the group and especially what Fed Chair Powell had to say.   For one thing, as expected, the Fed is doubling the speed of their bond-buying taper ($15 billion in Nov., $30 billion in Dec., and now $60 billion/month in Jan.).  In addition, they announced that they expect 3 interest rate hikes in 2022, followed by 2 more in 2024.  Lastly, the Fed reduced its 2022 GDP forecast to 5.5% (versus 5.9% as of September), which is still 2% above consensus economist forecasts.  On a side note, the Chief Economist of the Conference Board told Bloomberg that they are forecasting 3.5% but would add another half of a percent if the President’s “Build Back Better” budget and spending passes.

The Bank of England saw the Fed’s shift to focusing on inflation and said “hold my beer” as it announced an unexpected rate hike.  The move increased the UK interest rate from 0.1% to 0.25%.  The most shocking thing about the move was that it came the same day the country announced a new record number of covid cases as the omicron variant sweeps across the UK.  

In earnings news, ACN and JBL beat on both lines.  Meanwhile, WOR beat on earnings but came in light on revenue.  DAL also announced that it expects to post a pretax quarterly profit as both travel and airfares have increased. 

Overnight, Asian markets were mostly green with Japan (+2.13%) a massive upside outlier.  Thailand (+1.33%), Shanghai (+0.75%), and Taiwan (+0.71%) led the main pack higher.  Only Australia (-0.43%) and Indonesia (-0.47%) were in the red.  In Europe, we see strongly green markets across the region at mid-day.  The FTSE (+1.01%), DAX (+1.74%), and CAC (+1.55%) lead the way, but many of the smaller exchanges are up even further.  Russia (+3.20%) is an outlier.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing solid gap-up follow-through to the Wednesday Fed rally.  The DIA is implying a +0.64% open, the SPY implies a +0.74% open, and the QQQ is implying a +0.76% open at this hour.  10-year bond rates are flat and Oil (WTI) is up just a third of a percent in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release Thursday includes Nov. Building Permits, Nov. Housing Starts, Weekly Initial Jobless Claims, and Philly Fed Mfg. Index (all at 8:30 am), Nov. Industrial Production (9:15 am), and Mfg. PMI and Services PMI (both at 9:45 am).  The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are limited to ACN, JBL, ADBE, and WOR before the open.  Then after the close, SCS reports. 

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The market loved the Fed's announcement and the bulls charged higher yesterday afternoon. It looks like they are going to follow through this morning, but be aware there is a lot of economic data coming before the open. Being back near the all-time highs is great if you are in the Long camp, but markets have not digested the UK rate hike yet. So, be careful.

Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. Trade with the trend, keep consistently taking profits when you have them, and move your stops in your favor. When you're wrong, admit it and take your loss. (That's why we set stops.) Trade carefully, and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge in place.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: No trade ideas this morning. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Fed Day But Retail Sales and Empire First

Markets gapped down Tuesday on higher-than-expected PPI numbers and then put in an indecisive, wide-range day that both retested the T-line (and failed) and the lows from a week ago.  All 3 major indices printed Doji or Spinning Top candles, meaning Wednesday’s action is more important than Tuesday’s wavering candle.  On the day, SPY lost 0.69%, DIA lost 0.24%, and QQQ lost 1.04%.  The VXX rose to 21.93 and T2122 dropped into the oversold territory at 9.96.  10-year bond yields rose slightly to 1.443% and Oil (WTI) fell over a percent to $70.44/barrel.   

On Tuesday, the Senate passed a National Debt Ceiling increase of $2.5 trillion (to $31.4 trillion) along party lines, with one Republican absent.  This is the level they estimate will cover government spending into 2023.  The bill them moved to the House, who took up and passed the measure late last night.  The bill then headed to the President for signature before a government exceeded the debt limit today.

Analysts seem to be moving ahead of the Fed as a wave of downgrades hit Tech stocks.  This signals that they are now focusing less on growth and more on value as the Fed has now said Inflation is priority number one.  Among the names taking a hit after the close were ADBE, DDOG, NET, and ZS. Those stocks all moved significantly lower in premarket trading today. 

Mortgage refinancing applications fell 6% for the week, while new home purchase loan applications rose just 1%.  This happened as 30-year fixed-rate loan interest rates remained at 3.30%. 

Overnight, Asian markets mixed but leaned toward the red side on modest moves.  Hong Kong (-0.91%), Shenzhen (-0.73%), and Australia (-0.70%) paced the losses.  Meanwhile, Taiwan (+0.35%), led the 5 gainers.  In Europe, stocks are mixed, but mostly green at mid-day.  The FTSE (-0.24%), DAX (+0.28%), and CAC (+0.67%) are typical of the spread.  However, there are a couple of outliers like Denmark (+1.07%) and Russia (+1.05%) in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing to an open just on the red side of flat.  The DIA is implying a -0.01% open, the SPY implies a -0.04% open, and the QQQ is implying a -0.22% ahead of morning data.  10-year bond yields are up to 1.45% and Oil (WTI) is down 1.2% in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release Wednesday includes Nov. Retail Sales, Nov. Import/Export index, and NY Empire State Mfg. Index (all at 8:30 am), Crude Oil Inventories (10 am), Fed Interest Rate Projections, Fed Economic Projections, Fed Interest Rate Decision, and Fed Statement (all at 2 pm), and FED Press Conference (2:30 pm).  The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are limited to ABM, TTC, and REVG before the open.  Then after the close, LEN, TCOM, NDSN, and HEI report. 

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All eyes (and most wagging tongues) will be focused on the Fed today, with widespread expectations that they double the pace of bond-buying taper. However, for my money, the $64,000 question is what they say about how soon we could see a rate hike. Many pundits now expect the statement or press conference to reveal they will end taper in Q1 and might do the first rate hike in March. (This would be at least a quarter ahead of current projections.)

Expect volatility and whipsaw action after the Fed. So, don't rush into trades before the afternoon Fed news. Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. Just keep consistently taking profits when you have them and move your stops in your favor. When you're wrong, admit it and take your loss. (That's why we set stops.) Trade carefully, and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge in place.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: TZA, NEE, AKAM, PFE, TSCO, TSN, MDLZ, BAC, TMSU. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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Fed Meeting Starts and New EU Online Rules

Markets opened flat to just slightly lower on Monday.  However, stocks then proceeded to sell off until 11:30 am before bouncing along the bottom the rest of the day.  This took us back down into the range of the recent week in the large caps, but the QQQ gave up last week’s range.  All 3 major indices printed ugly black candles.  On the day, SPY lost 0.89%, DIA lost 0.89%, and QQQ lost 1.44%.  The VXX rose 4% to 21.64 and T2122 (4-week New High/Low Ratio) dropped to 32.51.  T2108 (Percent of stocks above their 40sma) fell to 28%, indicating there are relatively few stocks holding the market up.  10-year bond yields dropped to 1.414% and Oil (WTI) fell to $71.13/barrel. 

The so-called “meme stocks” took another beating Monday.  AMC lost over 15% and GME lost almost 14%. BBBY lost “only” 6.5% on the day.  This brings AMC and GME’s total loss for the month to over 30% each.   BBBY is faring a bit better for December, down only 9.7%.

Bloomberg reports that the EU Parliament passed new rules, limiting online content and advertising on Monday evening.  These rules would make significant changes to the way online behemoths operate.  Among the new rules are one that would put major limitations on advertising to minors, prohibit companies from requiring users to submit to online tracking, and would require content providers to take down any posts or materials the EU deems illegal.  Sources told Bloomberg that the entire Parliament must now ratify the rules in January, but that the entire EU Parliament is expected to go for even more restrictions that would prohibit all online targeted advertising.  GOOG, AAPL, and FB could see major changes if this happens and every major advertiser might be impacted if this altered marketing effectiveness.

Last night, on the eve of the Fed meeting, the CEO of MS called for the FOMC to raise rates soon.  He also said, “the Fed is 10 rate increases behind normal (where they should be)”.  It is widely expected that the FOMC will double the speed of their bond-buying taper.  If they do, this will conclude during Q1.  The MS CEO seemed to be calling for a rate increase by March, which would be months sooner than the market currently has priced in and quarters ahead of previous Fed guidance.  (A CNBC survey is predicting the first rate hike in June.)

Overnight, Asian markets leaned heavily to the red side, with only two exceptions, but on mostly modest moves.  Hong Kong (-1.33%), Taiwan (-0.95%), and Malaysia (-0.93%) paced the losses.  In Europe, stocks are more mixed at mid-day, again on modest moves.  The FTSE (+0.46%), DAX +0.07%), and CAC (+0.05%) are fairly typical in the region, with only Denmark (-1.17%) as an outlier.  As of 7:30 am US Futures point toward a slightly lower open.  The DIA implies a +0.08% open, the SPY implies a -0.11% open, and the QQQ is implying a -0.42% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields and Oil is flat in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release Tuesday is limited to Nov. PPI (8:30 am). There are no major earnings reports scheduled for the day.  However, as mentioned above, today is the beginning of the December Fed meeting.

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Global markets seem to be trying to hold ground waiting to see just what FOMC says on Wednesday afternoon. This "wait and see" stance is likely to make for a dead market today and Wednesday morning. However, it also can magnify the impacts of other news like omicron, politics, etc. So, just be prepared for a market similar to how Naval pilots describe night patrol flights...hours of boredom punctuated with moments (landings) of high anxiety.

Take your time. Don't rush into trades the first minutes of the day. Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. Just keep consistently taking profits when you have them and move your stops in your favor. When you're wrong, admit it and take your loss. (That's why we set stops.) Trade carefully, and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge in place.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: CNC, TMUS, COST, XLRE, TSLA, TSN, PFE, AMC, ZION, TZA, SQQQ, PTON. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

Hit and Run Candlesticks / Road To Wealth Youtube videos

Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

Fed Watch Begins

Markets gapped higher on Friday, apparently pleased with the 6.8% CPI number (the highest since 1982).  After the open wandered sideways most of the day before a rally the last hour took markets out near the highs.  This left us with gap-up, white, Hammer or Hanging Man candles in all 3 major indices.  It is worth noting that the SPY closed at a new all-time high in the SPY.  On the day, SPY gained 0.94%, DIA gained 0.59%, and QQQ gained 1.09%.  The VXX fell to 20.78 and T2122 rose to mid-range at 45.89.  The 10-year bond yields fell to 1.487% and Oil (WTI) rose to $71.98/barrel. 

On Monday, British PM Boris Johnson reported that at least one person has died of the omicron variant in his country.  He went on to cite an Oxford University study that has found the omicron can infect those that have had the full initial vaccination (one or two jabs depending on the vaccine requirements).  Johnson said it appears omicron is a somewhat milder version of the virus, but that needs to be set aside to focus on what his experts are telling him will be a tidal wave of omicron cases in the UK.  The FTSE reacted to this news and pulled back after his comments.

Regulatory filings this morning show that PFE is acquiring ARNA in a $6.7 billion deal.  PFE will pay $100 per share for ARNA, which is a 100% premium to the companies Friday close.  The move bolsters PFE’s portfolio of treatments in the gastric, dermatology, and cardiology arenas. In other stock-related news, a RIVN

Over the weekend, technology industry news gave some interesting perspectives on the global "ship shortage."  It seems that despite all the talk of chip shortages (from automakers, electronics, etc.), semiconductor manufacturers have sold more chips in 2021 than ever before.  As an example, computer graphics card sales are at a significant new high despite being “out of stock” for long periods in commercial outlets.  The main reason for this seems to be sales to crypto miners, many of which buy in bulk.  This is sometimes hidden because NVDA (the largest GPU manufacturer) began selling directly to mining operations last year and does not report those sales separately.  (Miners often pay a premium and buy in lots of 1,000 or more cards at a time.)

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed but leaned to the green side in modest trading.  Japan (+0.71%), Shenzhen (+0.67%), and outlier New Zealand (+1.13%) led to the upside.  Meanwhile, India (-0.82%), Singapore (-0.50%), and Taiwan (-0.33%) paced the losses.  In Europe, markets are mostly green at mid-day.  Only Russia (-1.52%) shows significant losses while the FTSE (-0.19%) is the only other red.  However, the DAX (+0.94%), and CAC (+0.02%) are more typical of the range seen across Europe in early afternoon trading.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing to a modest green open.  The DIA is implying a +0.06% open, the SPY implies a +0.22% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.38% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are moving lower (1.47%) and Oil (WTI) is off three-quarters of a percent in early trading.

There is no major economic news scheduled for release Monday. There are also no major earnings reports scheduled for the day either.  However, remember this is Fed meeting week.

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With the Fed meeting coming this week, global markets seem to be waiting to see what the fallout is from the FOMC discussing speeding up the taper. (And whether there is any news or wording implication of faster rate hikes in 2022.) This "wait and see" stance is likely to carry over into the US and might make for a dead market over the next 2-3 days. However, it also can magnify the impacts of other news like omicron, politics, etc. So, just be prepared for a market similar to how Naval pilots describe night patrol flights...hours of boredom punctuated with moments (landings) of high anxiety.

Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. (Not trying to force the market to obey your desires.) Consistently take profits when you have them and move your stops in your favor. Don't be in a hurry to chase, trade carefully, and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: BBIG, RIVN, ON, MSFT, ORCL, F, HIMX. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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ORCL Post Great Report and CPI On Tap

The bulls had a tough day Thursday as all 3 major indices made a modest gap lower at the open.  From there the SPY and QQQ went on a gradual all-day selloff.  However, the DIA went on a gradual rally until afternoon profit-taking took it down off the highs.  This action left us with Bearish Evening Star-type candles in the SPY and (especially) the QQQ.  However, at least as of the close, all 3 major indices were able to stay above their T-lines.  On the day, SPY lost 0.68%, DIA gained 0.03%, and QQQ lost 1.47%.  The VXX gained 3% to 22.20 and T2122 fell to 29.55.  10-year bond yields were little-moved at 1.497% and Oil (WTI) fell 2.5% to $70.55/barrel.

After the close, GOOG told its employees that they would not be giving raises to match inflation.  Executives told a company-wide meeting that it was already had high labor costs and said they have no plans for any “inflation adjustment” on a companywide basis.  The move came in response to more than 400 employee requests for the company to address the impact of high inflation (especially in the Silicon Valley area). Clearly, an issue that companies will need to address, and the pressure may get worse with today's CPI number.

Also, after the close, ORCL beat strongly on both lines.  They also announced an additional $10 billion buyback program and raised their forward guidance. However, the company also said they swung to a loss for the quarter when considering the payment of a court judgment over the compensation of former CEO Mark Hurd.  Elsewhere, AVGO, COST, and LULU all beat on both lines.  CHWY missed on earnings, but beat on revenue.

In government news, the Senate voted to allow them to raise the debt ceiling with a simple majority vote in a 59-35 vote.  This signaled a change in stance by Minority Leader McConnell (return to bipartisan debt ceiling increases as was typical in the past) and immediately led to dissent from Republicans who oppose the idea.  This eases the path to avoiding a shutdown by the December 15 deadline.  They are expected to raise the limit by about $2 trillion early next week.  As an aside, Senate Majority Leader Schumer said the debt ceiling vote as well as votes on the Budget and Climate packages before the Christmas break.

Overnight, Asian markets were broadly in the red, with only two green exchanges on modest moves.  Hong Kong (-1.07%) and Japan (-1.00%) were outliers to the downside with most moves in the one-quarter to one-half of a percent range.  In Europe, stocks are also mostly in the red on modest moves, with the big exchanges flat.  The FTSE is flat (+0.01%), DAX is flat (+0.05%), and CAC (-0.01%) at mid-day.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a gap higher at this early hour.  The DIA is implying a +0.28% open, the SPY implies a +0.35% open, and the QQQ implies a +0.29% open an hour ahead of CPI data.  10-year bond yields are up to 1.511% and Oil (WTI) is up a percent to $71.71/barrel in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release Friday includes Nov. CPI (8:30 am and analysts expect the highest CPI number in 40 years), Michigan Consumer Sentiment (10 am), and Nov. Federal Budget Balance (2 pm).  The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are also limited to ASO before the open.  There are no reports scheduled for after the close.

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We got the expected rest Thursday after a few very strong days in all the major indices. However, the candles indicated there may be more of a pullback to come. Remember, not to get too tied up in the "hard right edge" of the chart and that a pullback was needed at some point to give us a higher high and higher low of a trend. Regardless, it is hard to predict the open today since the CPI number will call the tune at least early. We are expecting a terrible number, but just as a thought experiment, what would markets do if it came in even worse than is being expected? Also, remember the Fed meets next week and that is a risk because they are expected to accelerate the Taper and POSSIBLY change their long-standing position that rates will not rise in 2022.

Also, bear in mind that it is Friday. So, don't forget to pay yourself and prepare for the weekend news cycle. Don't be in a hurry to chase. Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. (Not trying to force the market to obey your desires.) Consistently taking profits when you have them and moving your stops in your favor should be part of your plan. Trade carefully and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: ADVM, FANG, ERX, MRO, BP, VALE, CVS, CAT, TSN, BEKE. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

Good News from PFE-BNTX

US Markets followed the rest of the world Tuesday (largely on omicron relief after a couple of good news stories), gapping strongly higher and following through for about an hour and a half.  At that point, we saw a sideways grind the rest of the day. This left us with strong white candles that closed near the highs in all 3 major indices.  On the day, SPY gained 2.07%, DIA gained 1.39%, and QQQ gained 3.01%.  The VXX fell over 11% to 22.90 and T2122 jumped higher and made it just into the overbought territory at 80.22.  10-year bond yields rose to 1.48% and Oil spiked another 3% to $71.72/barrel.

Mid-day Tuesday AMZN experienced a major outage of their AWS (cloud computing) operations.  For AMZN, the problem caused operational issues as deliveries had to be halted across the US for a time.  (AMZN delivers two-thirds of their own packages in the US.)  They went so far as to tell drivers to “go somewhere safe and wait.”  More broadly, NFLX, DIS, HOOD, COIN, and other major online businesses were taken offline for a while, because they use the AWS platform to host their IT operations.

Overnight, the PFE-BNTX partnership announced that a third (booster) dose of their vaccine neutralizes the omicron variant of Covid-19.  Their internal study found that after having a booster shot, patients' antibody protection was increased 25-fold.  European markets moved higher on the news.

In earnings news, after the close last night, TOL and SFIX beat on both lines, but SFIX did lower guidance.  So far this morning, UNFI, THO, and KFY have beat on both lines.  However, CPB beat on earnings but missed on revenue while BF.A and BF.B missed on earnings and posted in-line revenue.

Overnight, Asian markets were mostly green again.  Shenzhen (+1.82%), India (+1.71%), and Japan (+1.42%) led the way higher.  Only Malaysia (-0.26%) and Singapore (-0.16%) showed any red in that region.  In Europe, markets are volatile today but mostly red as of mid-day.  The FTSE (+0.27%), DAX (-0.38%), and CAC (-0.06%) lead the way and are typical.  However, Switzerland (+1.06%) and Denmark (+1.16%) are outliers to the upside.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward a modestly green open.  The DIA is implying a +0.27% open, the SPY implies a +0.26% open and the QQQ implies a +0.23% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are down (1.468%) and Oil (WTI) is slightly higher ($72.01/barrel) in early trading.

The major economic news scheduled for release Wednesday includes Oct. JOLTS (10 am), Crude Oil Inventories (10:30 am), and 10-year Bond Auction (1 pm).  The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are also limited to BF.A, BF.B, CPB, KFY, THO, and UNFI before the open.  Then, after the close, GME, GEF, and RH report.

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The SPY has shot back near the all-time highs again after Tuesday's action, with the QQQs a percent behind and the DIA about 2% behind. However, it's been a big rise in a short time and markets may seek some rest soon. Plus, there is still resistance overhead that may prove to be an obstacle. Remember, we still have not established a new bull short-term trend...just a nice run. So continue to be careful.

Don't be in a hurry to chase. Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. (Not trying to force the market to obey your desires.) Consistently taking profits when you have them and moving your stops in your favor should be part of your plan. Trade carefully and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: ANET, TSCO, MRO, FANG, CVX, NOK, ON. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

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🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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|607% in just 24 months |

Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

Q3 Productivity and Labor Costs On Tap

We saw divergence on Monday as the DIA gapped up 0.91%, SPY gapped up 0.58%, and the QQQ gapped up just 0.13%.  All 3 indices then faded the gap before starting a slow rally that lasted until the last hour of the day.  During that last hour, a selloff turned into a sideways grind in a tight range the last 30 minutes of the day.  This left us with Bullish Harami candles in the SPY and QQQ, while the DIA printed the strongest white candle (still with significant upper wick) and was the only one of the 3 to be able to close above its T-line (8ema).  On the day, SPY gained 1.15%, QQQ gained 0.79%, and DIA gained 1.90%.  The VXX fell almost 8% to 25.78 and T2122 spiked up into the mid-range at 54.78.  10-year bond yields rebounded from Friday’s sharp drop to spike all the way back up to 1.439% and Oil (WTI) jumped a massive 5.43% to $69.87/barrel.

Bloomberg reports this morning that a GSK Antibody Covid Treatment is effective against the new omicron variant.  In fact, their internal research shows the treatment works against all 37 known mutations of Covid that have been identified.  Sotrovimab (the drug’s name) reduced the risk of hospitalization or death of Covid patients by 79%.  Markets are likely to love this news, but remember that this is only based on studies done by GSK itself.

In miscellaneous business news, the CEO of AAL announced he will retire by 3/31/22 and will be replaced by current AAL President Robert Isom.  INTC also announced that it intends an IPO to spinoff its “Self-Driving Car” unit (which is based on an Israeli company named Mobileye that INTC acquired in 2017).

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On Monday, China went against the global trend and decided to loosen lending standards by cutting their bank reserve requirement ratio (RRR). The move pumped $188 billion into their economy, in an effort to offset the problems faced in the Chinese real estate sector. This will make it easier for banks to lend to companies, which can then use the proceeds to pay off bonds. The move was clearly for this purpose because the statement from the Central Bank said "stability is the top priority for the coming year."

Overnight, Asian markets were heavily on the green side.  Hong Kong (+2.72%), Japan (+1.89%), and India (+1.56%) led the rally.  Only Shenzhen (-0.38%) showed any red.  Two factors led to the massive Hong Kong rally.  First, Evergrande announced it will restructure the company and is being buoyed by China’s most recent move toward easing.  Second, was optimism over omicron being potentially overblown as a threat.  In Europe, markets are green across the board at mid-day.  The FTSE (+1.17%), DAX (+2.07%), and CAC (+2.28%) are typical of the afternoon trading.  However, Finland (+3.27%) is an outlier to the upside.  As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward the US following the rest of the world higher at the open.  The DIA is implying a +0.98% open, the SPY implies a +1.30% open, and the QQQ implies a +1.84% open at this hour.

The major economic news scheduled for release Tuesday includes Imports/Exports, Trade Balance, Q3 Unit Labor Cost, and Q3 Nonfarm Productivity (all at 8:30 am) and the EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (at noon).  The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are also limited to AZO, CNM, and DBI before the open.  Then, after the close, CSAY, SFIX, and TOL report.

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The bulls are looking to break out of the recent whipsaw range with a significant gap-up open. However, there is still a fair amount of recent resistance to work through if the goal is to get back to the highs. Before you get too excited, remember that gaps are great when they go in your direction...it's a gift and you should take that gift by locking in some profit. However, remember the other side of the coin. Gaps mean volatility and until a trend is established, you might find the next overnight move goes against you. So continue to be careful.

Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. (Not trying to force the market to obey your desires.) Consistently taking profits when you have them and moving your stops in your favor should be part of your plan. Trade carefully and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: WISH, CCL, Z, GPN, CVX, HAL, CHGG, IBM, NCLH, V, VALE, OSCR, GT, SABR, SAM, FGEN, AAPL. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

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|607% in just 24 months |

Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

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DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

Very Rough Weekend for Bitcoin

The chop continued on Friday as a modest gap up was immediately sold in all 3 major indices.  The selling went on all day until a spike in the last 10 minutes of the day took markets up off the lows.  The QQQ got the worst of the pain as Chinese stocks and tech in general sold off.  This action left us with a Bearish Engulfing candle in the QQQ and a Dark Cloud Cover type candle in the SPY.  On the day, SPY lost 0.91%, DIA lost 0.11%, and QQQ lost 1.74%.  VXX gained almost 9% to 27.99 and T2122 fell deeper into the oversold territory at 8.03.  10-year bond yields fell hard to 1.358% and Oil (WTI) was flat at $66.45/barrel.

The November jobs report put a scare into bulls on Friday.  The number was expected to come in about 573k jobs added but actually came in at +210k jobs.  Part of this is due to the participation rate increasing to 61.8%.  The unemployment rate also fell sharply to 4.2% (from 4.5%). 

Bitcoin got crushed Friday and Saturday, plunging 25% (from $57,100 to $43,100) before rebounding to $49,000, which was still down 16% as of Saturday night.  While analysts did not cite any real reason for the freefall, one told CNBC it was likely the result of a derivative move caused by Friday’s flight to treasuries by funds.

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Sunday afternoon, confirmation was given to what I’ve reported in the past.  Despite selling 10.1 million shares in the last few weeks of TSLA (7 million shares fewer than he said he would sell), Elon Musk now has 564k more shares than when he started selling.  This is because the real reason for him to sell stock had nothing to do with his TWTR poll, but was to pay for the gains made on a huge chunk of stock options that he exercised. He also still has 12.2 million shares worth of "soon to expire" stock options that he would be foolish not to exercise.  So, his holdings will increase dramatically, even if he sells more to cover taxes.

Overnight, Asian markets were mixed but leaned to the downside.  Hong Kong (-1.76%), India (-1.65%), and Malaysia (-1.22%) led the losses, but the red was widespread.  The reason behind the losses was Asian tech giants like BABA getting hammered and China Evergrande Group teetering on the edge of default again.  In Europe, markets are mixed but lean to the green side at mid-day.  The FTSE (+1.01%), DAX (+0.51%), and CAC (+0.84%) are typical of the region in early afternoon trading.  However, Russia (-2.24%) is a massive outlier.  As of 7:30 am US Futures point toward a mixed open.  The DIA implies a +0.68% open, the SPY is implying a +0.29% open, and the QQQ implies a -0.43% open at this hour.  10-year bond yields are sharply lower (1.397%) and Oil (WTI) is surging higher +3.27% in early trading.

There is no major economic news scheduled for release Monday.  For traders sick of “Fed speak” market jerks, the good news is that we are now in the dark period (no Fed speakers) until the Fed decisions next week. The major earnings reports scheduled for the day are also limited to SAIC before the open.  There are no earnings reports scheduled for after the close.

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The back and forth whipsaw action continued Friday. More volatility is likely as the market adjusts to the idea that the Fed will be focusing more on fighting inflation than job creation over the next year. If you're a swing trader, be very wary of this type of market. Chop is a condition for the very fast (scalpers) and very slow (long-term trading) with the guys in the middle..well...getting chopped up. So, if you don't trade hedged and you are not extremely quick to be in/out, it's past time to consider stepping back and waiting for a trending and less volatile environment.

Remember, you don't have to trade every day or week. Stick to your trade rules and on managing the things you can control. (Not trying to force the market to obey your desires.) If you do trade, that should always include consistently taking profits when you have them and moving your stops in your favor. Trade carefully and continue to think twice before holding through earnings...especially without a hedge.

Ed

Swing Trade Ideas for your consideration and watchlist: No tickers this morning. You can find Rick's review of tickers on his YouTube Channel here. Trade your plan, take profits along the way, and smart. Also, remember to check for impending earnings reports. Finally, remember that any tickers we mention and talk about in the trading room are not recommendations to buy or sell.

🎯 Mike Probst: Rick, Got CTL off the scanner today. Already up 30%. Love it.

🎯 Dick Carp: the scanner paid for the year with HES-thank you

🎯 Arnoldo Bolanos: LTA scanner really works $$, thanks Ed.

🎯 Bob S: LTA is incredible…. I use it … would not trade without it

🎯 Malcolm .: Posted in room 2, @Rick... I used the LTA Scanner to go through hundreds of stocks this weekend and picked out three to trade:  PYPL, TGT, and ZS.   Quality patterns and with my trading, up 24%, 7% and 12%.... this program is gold.

🎯 Friday 6/21/19  (10:09 am) Aaron B: Today, my account is at +190% since January. Thanks, RWO HRC Flash Malcolm Thomas Steve Ed Bob S Bob C Mike P and everyone that contributes every day. I love our job.

Hit and Run Candlesticks / Road To Wealth Youtube videos

|607% in just 24 months |

Disclosure: We do not act on all trades we mention, and not all mentions acted on the day of the mention. All trades we mention are for your consideration only.

Free YouTube Education  •  Subscription PlansPrivate 2-Hour Coaching

DISCLAIMER: Investing / Trading involves significant financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. No communication from Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates or representatives is not financial or trading advice. All information provided by Hit and Run Candlesticks Inc, its affiliates and representatives are intended for educational purposes only. You are advised to test any new trading approach before implementing it.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  Terms of Service

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